Monday, May 26, 2008

Redefine Anywhere

Changes come about in life and one must know how to not only welcome them, but embrace them. Wise people have said throughout history that life isn't fair, that life isn't what you are handed, but how you respond to what is handed to you. This is nothing new. Everyone is taught from day one that your choices not only reflect who you are, but will inevitably decide the outcome of one's life. The consequences of our own actions are just that - our own.

I walked into school for the last time as a current student on Friday. The flag gently tink, tink, tinking on the cold steel pole, it was though I was walking on glass. There were no loud noises, it was...normal. In through the doors, chaos, panic, loud noises followed by wave after wave of people shouting and losing their emotions such as someone had died. Oh wait, that's just how I envisioned it. In reality, I walked through the doors and nobody was around. I had arrived fairly early, so the hustle and bustle of a busy school day had not yet begun. I arrived at my locker in my usual fashion, not like I would on the last day of school. I slowly spun my little black dial as the numbers pulsated through my head just like they had for about 170 days this year. Spin, 11, spin, 15, spin 5, clunk, creeeeeeek. Yes, everything was just how I had left it, a clamored mess of organization.

The day pressed on, I knew it would be the last day of life as I knew it.

Time was spent with friends...


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With my favorite teacher...


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And we even had a nice little send off from the band...
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I guess at the end of the day, I owe a lot to the class of 2008. We had ups and downs (cliche, I know), but I have some great friends that I owe a lot to. Here's to graduation, and here's to you Coleman High School Class of 2008.

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7 comments:

carriegel said...

believe it or not your best years are still ahead of you.

curlz said...

Everybody loves Mrs. Walton!

Shae W said...

I miss Senora W. =( None of my spanish teachers at CMU were ever as cool as she was.

P.S. Love "Let Me Out" by Future Leaders of the World. Great song.

mickey said...

One of your friends looks exactly like a kid I went to college with.

I was really confused.

I thought, "Dan went somewhere in Nova Scotia to become a doctor of some kind of lung disease, why is he with John?"

mickey said...

Bo has a new video on YouTube!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obIGsb-IZMo

Jock said...

Where are you? Did you fall off the face of the earth after graduation?

carriegel said...

I miss you too.